1920s / 1930s Cigarette Cards
1920s / 1930s Cigarette Cards
1920s / 1930s Cigarette Cards

1920s / 1930s Cigarette Cards

1900-1950
1 available / Secondhand
R485.00

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Assorted Cigarette Cards - all authentic and were issued with packs of cigarettes during the 1930s.

Real Photographs 5th series (1930s) - B&W. Issued by State Express. Full set of 18. Excellent condition. R485

Real Photographs 6th series (1930s) – B&W. Issued by State Express. Full set of 18. Excellent condition. R485

Prominent Cricketers of 1938. Full set of 50. Excellent condition. Issued by Ogden’s. R650

Air Raid Precautions (1930s) Full set of 50. Excellent condition. Issued by Ogden’s. R650

Champions of 1936. Full set of 50. Excellent condition. Issued by Ogden’s. R650

Cigarette cards were first introduced in the 1880s as stiffeners for crushable packs. At the start of the 20th century the major cigarette companies began to produce cards to promote their brands.  So intense was the competition between the companies, that in the 30s and 40s, each card cost more to produce than the cigarettes in the packet.


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